October 2021 Newsletter
Join Us in the All Out Mile Challenge
We have an opportunity to win $25,000 for JKL while simultaneously strengthening our programs – AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!
RAW Running, a local running group in Austin, TX and The Austin Marathon are a part of a challenge that Under Armour is putting on called the All Out Mile.
The gist of the challenge is simple: between October 1st and October 11th we need you to run an all-out mile and push yourself to your limit! The ‘team’ with the most runners to complete the challenge will win $15,000 from Under Armour and the Austin Marathon’s Austin Gives Miles program is generously adding $10,000 to the mix for a total of $25,000 prize money!
Just last year RAW and the Austin Marathon won us $20,000 – and they are currently in the lead. This year we want to get our volunteers, parents, and students involved with just one simple ask – run ONE mile. It doesn’t matter if you break 5 minutes, 15 minutes, or if this is your first ever mile! If you’re able, please get outside and enjoy the perfect fall weather wherever you are and help us, help JKL!
To sign up, follow the following steps (it only takes 5 minutes!):
1. Head to www.uaalloutmile.com
2. Join the ‘RAW + Austin Marathon’ team
3. When you sign up on FitRankings, you need to connect your ‘MapMyRun’ app. If you don’t have one, download or sign up at www.mapmyrun.com
4. Run 1 mile, to the best of your ability, between October 1st – October 11th.
That’s it! Thank you so much for your help and support!
If you need any assistance, please contact [email protected]
JKL Board Comes Together to Discuss Recalibration
We enjoyed getting together (virtually) with our just keep livin Foundation Board of Directors and Advisory Board to recap our 2021 programming and brainstorm for how to impact even more students in 2022.
Our theme for this year’s meeting was “Recalibration,” as we are excited to finally get back to in-person programming after 18 months of remote sessions. We have expanded our reach more than ever – 40 programs in 14 cities – and this kind of growth wouldn’t be possible without the support of our Board.
It takes a village to have the kind of impact our programs are having and we are so grateful for the support of Matthew and Camila and all of these generous and passionate individuals who have the biggest hearts and love to give back. We also want to thank Mrs. Christy Saldivar (pictured above), who runs the JKL program at Cesar Chavez High School in Houston, for the heartfelt speech she gave at the meeting.
She is adored by her students and we love how, under her leadership, the Chavez program has kept finding new ways to innovative during the pandemic. It was a productive annual meeting, and our staff left reinvigorated to help our students learn vital life skills and live healthier lives!
JKL Co-Founders Camila and Matthew McConaughey Give Back on 9/11
It was an honor for our Co-Founders, Camila and Matthew McConaughey, to participate in the Cantor Fitzgerald/BGC Partners 9/11 Charity Day for the fourth consecutive year.
Every year, Cantor Fitzgerald and their affiliates, BGC Partners and GFI Group, commemorate their 658 friends and colleagues and 61 Eurobrokers employees who perished on September 11, 2001 by distributing 100% of their global revenues on Charity Day to nonprofit organizations through their Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund.
Matthew and Camila love supporting this worth cause and they enjoyed the opportunity to visit virtually with CF clients and staff. We’re grateful to Cantor Fitzgerald for their ongoing support not only of family members of the victims of 9/11, but to dozens of charities all around the world including ours. Their generosity will allow us to serve even more young people throughout the country through our afterschool fitness and wellness programs.
Volunteer Day at Nissan Stadium:
On Sunday, September 26th, our Maplewood JKL program volunteered for the Tennessee Titans organization by passing out the Game Day Giveaway flags to the first 30,000 attendees!
Our students were met with lots of smiles and felt electrified by the enthusiasm of the fans! The Titans came away with a win that Sunday and thanks to our JKL volunteers, fans now are waving their Titans flags proudly. Our students love the opportunity to give back to their surrounding communities.
Program Spotlight: Animo South Los Angeles
Fall semester has officially started and we’re so excited that our just keep livin programs are back in action.
There’s nothing like seeing the smiles and sweat on our student’s faces in person. Our South Los Angeles JKL Program is kicking off their sixth year and are already off to a great start! Our instructors, Justine and Joanne, put together a safe and creative program plan each week that keeps the students coming back. “This year we can’t wait to start getting our field trips and community service going, especially since that was a component of JKL that was hard to execute online.
The students have already been so excited to work out, cook and talk about what they are grateful for” –ASLA JKL Instructors. The excitement and dedication we are already witnessing with our programs across the country is a sign that this will be a great year!
Camila’s Tips: Camila’s Quick Asian Coleslaw
We’ve all been there: You need to make a quick and healthy lunch but have no time.
Today, Camila is showing us her go-to easy Quick Asian Coleslaw — All using easy ingredients and pre-made items you can pick up at your local H-E-B store.
• 1 package of H-E-B Power Slaw
• 1 package H-E-B Organic Basil
• H-E-B Rotisserie Chicken Salad (prepared foods)
• H-E-B Meal Simple Kale Cranberry Salad (prepared foods)
• 4 tbsp olive oil
• 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
• 2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
• 1 lime, juiced
• small pinch of salt (optional)
• fresh ground pepper to taste
FOR THE DRESSING:
1. Combine all ingredients and whisk or put in a jar and shake.
FOR THE COLESLAW:
1. Combine all salad ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Add the H-E-B Power Slaw to the bowl and combine well. Let mixture sit in dressing for 10-15 minutes to help break down the slaw.
2. Begin making your individual bowls by adding a layer of the slaw, then add Meal Simple Kale Cranberry Salad on top of the slaw and top with a dollop of the H-E-B Rotisserie Chicken Salad.
– Enjoy! Beijos Camila
JKL Swag of the Month:
Check out the Alright Americana T-shit and try sportin’ this stylish, light blue tee shirt with the iconic alright alright alright!